Crispy Vegetable Pakoras – Manjula’s Kitchen
Crispy Vegetable Pakoras
- 4 okras cut vertically into 4 slices
- 12 green beans cut into half then cut them vertically
- ½ red bell pepper sliced into about quarter inch thick
- ⅓ cup besan Bengal gram flour
- 2 Tbsp corn starch arrow root
- 2 Tbsp rice flour
- 2 tsp coriander powder dhania
- ¼ tsp mango powder amchoor
- ¼ tsp red chili powder
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
First prepare the vegetables: okras, wash and pat dry, cut off the tops and bottom. Then cut the okras vertically into four slices. Bell pepper slice into about quarter inch thick, making julienne, and cut the green beans into half then cut them vertically.
Next! Prepare pakora mix, mix all the dry ingredients together, besan, corn starch rice flour, and baking soda, mix them well. Rice flour, corn starch and baking soda will add the extra crispness to pakoras.
Now add the other spices, coriander powder, mango powder, red chili powder and salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
Sprinkle the dry mix over vegetables mix them well add water little at a time as needed to coat the vegetables nicely with besan spice mix, vegetables should be coated well. I added about 1/4th cup of water.
Heat at least one inch of oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. To test, put one drop of batter in the oil. The batter should come up slowly. Drop the pakoas slowly one at a time. Put few pakoras at a time don’t overlap the pakoras.
Fry the pakoras until they turn golden brown, turning them occasionally. This should take about 6 minutes.
Take them out over paper towel to absorb the extra oil.
Fry all the pakoras same way.
Originally posted 2020-01-18 21:24:45.
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